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See if you can restore deleted photos & videos

If you have back up & sync on, photos and videos you delete will stay in your trash for 60 days. You can recover deleted items using the instructions below.

  1. Open the Google Photos app .
  2. At the top left, tap Menu , then Trash .
  3. Touch and hold the photo or video you want to recover.
  4. At the top right, tap Restore .
    This action will put the photo or video back:
    • Onto your phone
    • Into the "Photos" section of the app
    • Into any albums it was in

We recommend backing up your photos

To find and recover photos more easily, turn on back up & sync. Learn how

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